Thursday, April 25, 2013

Don Ramon, Perez Juan
Campo de Borja 10'

Naked Wine Review 119
Wine: Don Ramon, Perez Juan 
Grapes: 75% Grenache, 25% Tempranillo 
Producer: Campo De Borja>Estate bottled
Vintage: 10'
Region: Spain>Aragon>Campo De Borja 
Price: 7.00
Date tasted: 4/22/13, Earth Day
Place tasted: In a deep afternoon napmare I was traveling to a new star system. I cried as the Earth vanished behind me, riding my dragon into outer space. I had a stow away toad I called Crocus to remember her by tucked safely in my shirt pocket. They spun lies of hatred and fear back there. I'll never forget the look of shocked betrayal on your face the day you found out they had been poisoning your morning coffee all this time. If only foresight were 20/20, or at least not completely blind. Then I woke up.
I have faith in the good guys, that's you & I. So my new dream buddy Crocus and I raise a glass of hope to the Earth every single day; and to Jane & Amanda: What Future, and Joy Camp, and to all good people who nurture the awakening of the masses. Go team 'Love the Earth'! Here's to you, Salud'. 
Served with: I had it with a Greek style stromboli. It would pair well with red sauce pasta dishes, earthy flavors like mushrooms, red meats and game, strong cheeses and things of that nature. Stay away from seafood, citrus or cream sauces.
Appearance: Dense dark cherry with the nostalgic glow of vintage red glass.
On the snoot: Sweet wild flowers, dark spice and cassis with just a whisper of fresh catnip. 
Taste: The journey begins with an exotic blend of rich blackberry, cardamum and eucalyptus. Plentiful toasty tannins gently caress the spirit as the finish walks you out from the shore a ways before dropping off quickly. Woo-hoo! Swim Wino, swim! Lets go again! 
Balance: Nice medium balance with slow moving wavy legs. An eloquently understated blending of the four elements.
Comments: A tasty fun wine that is easy to enjoy. She's a real Cinderella experience. I've had many wines not nearly as good as this one at twice the price. 
I think I'll go get a case of it just to have around. 

Rating: 3.8 tipsys, outstanding value.